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Houston Texans News: September 11, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, September 11, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Chiefs vs. Texans: Chiefs Begin Regular Season Against Familiar Faces
Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel and FS Quintin Demps headline former Chiefs.

Chiefs Opponent Preview: Get to Know the Houston Texans
Become more familiar with the Chiefs Week One opponent.

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster won't rush back from groin injury
Texans running back Arian Foster won't rush himself back from his groin injury, saying he needs to be "as close to 100 percent" as possible before playing in a game.

Week 1 Preview: Chiefs at Texans | Football Insiders | NFL Rumors And Football News
The Sports XchangeKansas City Chiefs (0-0) at Houston Texans (0-0) Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at NRG Stadium, Houston - TV: CBS *TV announcers: Kevin Harlan...

Texans tackle Duane Brown upgraded to full participation - Ultimate Texans
In the latest indication that Texans left offensive tackle Duane Brown is set to play in Sunday's season opener, the Pro Bowl selection was upgraded to full participation Thursday on the injury report.

J.J. Watt on Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles: ‘He’s extremely quick, extremely fast’ - Ultimate Texans
Jamaal Charles’ acceleration, moves and imagination make him stand apart from the pack of NFL running backs.

Wilfork on Clowney: "My little son, my baby brother"
Vince Wilfork’s presence in the locker room is felt by nearly everyone with the 12-year veteran doling out advice about football, life, and generally impressing with his humor and all-around athleticism.

Around the League

Steelers vs. Patriots: New England rolls at home in 2015 NFL opener -
The 2015 NFL season is finally upon us, beginning with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Tom Brady beating Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-21 on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium.

Hating the Patriots isn't what it used to be -
ESPN's recent Spygate bombshell sparked debate and opened old wounds fresh. It was necessary and did no one any good.

Don't blame the Patriots for the Steelers' faulty headsets -
We couldn't even make it through the first half of the first NFL game of the season without Patriots cheating allegations. But the NFL says it's their fault.

The three things every NFL locker room needs -
Increased media coverage is turning NFL locker rooms into a fish bowl. How a coach manages that goes a long way toward determining how a team plays every week.

Are the Steelers doomed without Le'Veon Bell? -
Even if it is only a two-game suspension, Pittsburgh has to find a way to replace the sheer volume Bell carries in their offense.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

TCB Astros Blue Stars of the Week: Sept 2-8 - The Crawfish Boxes
The top defensive gems from a very good defensive team.

Want to write for The Dream Shake? Here's how. - The Dream Shake
We want you (yes, you!) to write about the Rockets this season.

10 thoughts on the Texas coaching changes - Burnt Orange Nation
Scattershooting on the Longhorns head coach changing play callers only one game into the season.

Texas Tech vs. UTEP: Saturday Storyline - Viva The Matadors
What's the Red Raider storyline headed in week two?

TCU News: Freeze Has No Timetable to Return - Frogs O' War
Here are your morning links.

Campus Chronicles 4: Return of the Touchdowns - Our Daily Bears
Matt McBeezy and lord.hinton recount the adventures from another week at Baylor including a trip up to SMU to watch the annihilation of the Ponies in person.

Inside the new Kyle Field - Good Bull Hunting
A&M shows off the new west side of Kyle Field to members of the press.

The Texas Pregamer: Rice - Barking Carnival
Welcome to football season...

Top Houston Dash moments of the 2015 season - Dynamo Theory
Our favorite moments of the 2015 season.